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Mirch Bhaji

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MIRCH BHAJI

It is also called Mirch ka pakoda, stuffed pepper, bhareli mirch bhaji .Mich bhaji, is a deep fried snack item.
Long green chillies are deep fried coated with besan batter with some stuffing inside .it is really a tasty, delicious recipe,which can  be prepared in many ways.

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It is prepared in different parts of our country and the tastes vary from state to state.

Normally bhawnagari mirch is used to prepare this recipe but the stuffing varies. but my chillies are extra long and thick, having less seeds within it.

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Some used grated coconut, Aamchoor powder (dry mango powder),Dhania powder (coriander powder),crushed peanut,lemon juice and salt.

Some use mashed potato stuffing and some use cheese filling. I ve used winter vegetables to make these a healthy version.

INGREDIENTS ::

Chilies – 10 to 12 no

Gram flour – 1 cup

Rice flour – 1 tbsp

Turmeric – 1/4th tsp

Coriander powder – ½ tsp

Red chilli powder – ½ tsp

Baking powder – 2 pinches

Ajwain – ½ tsp

Sugar – 1/4th tsp

Oil- for deep frying

For stuffing ::

Finely chopped Cauliflower – ½ cup

Shredded Carrot – 1/4t cup

Finely chopped spring onion – 4 tbsp

Finely chopped capsicum – 4 tbsp

Finely chopped French beans- 4 tbsp

Chicken masala – 1 tsp

Onion – 1 small

Garlic – 3 flakes

Chili powder – ½ tsp

Garam masala- ½ tsp

Salt – to taste

METHOD OF PREPARATION ::

First of all,we need to prepare the stuffing.

Finely Chop the onion and garlic.

Heat 2 tbsp of oil, add finely chopped garlic and onion. sauté for a while & add all the vegetables with salt.

Fry for a minute and cover it with a lid.

Cook till they are half done.

Add chilli powder, chicken masala and garam masala and mix it well.

You too can add your favorite sauce like schezuan sauce to make it more delicious.

Remove from heat and cool it.

In a bowl sieve besan (gram flour), turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder baking powder all together.

Add rice flour ,ajwain ,salt and sugar.

Add water to make a thick batter. Keep the batter for 10 minutes.

Now prepare the chillies.

Wash and deseed the chillies and wash it again.

Heat oil in a big wok.

Fill the chillies with prepared stuffing and keep aside.

Add a tsp of warm oil with the batter and mix it.

When oil is hot enough, dip the stuffed chillies into the prepared batter and deep fry the chillies till they becomes golden in colour.

Serve these deep fried snack with imly chutney or Date tamarind chutney.

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shibani

Cooking is my passion.i love to play with myriad tastes of spices . I belong to a odiya family by birth but marriade to a bengoli person.the crash of cultures between two families induced me to cook innovatively so as to make everyone happy.

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